what happened to Wellington LN514

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what happened to Wellington LN514

Joined: September 10th, 2006, 3:28 pm

April 4th, 2012, 7:15 pm #1

Hi All,
This ones for the geeks out there!

I've just been watching a documentary about how the manufacturer broke the record for the shortest time to make a bomber (Vickers Wellington (Reg LN514)) during WWII. I'm given to understand that this record still stands at approx 23hrs 50mins?

Given how quickly they bult this Wellington, i'm curious to find out its service history et al!

Can anyone help me find out?

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 8:41 am

April 4th, 2012, 7:29 pm #2

LN514 went on to serve with 19 Operational Training Unit, survived the war and was struck off command on 11 March 1948.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11107561
Last edited by smeders on April 4th, 2012, 7:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: September 10th, 2006, 3:28 pm

April 4th, 2012, 8:08 pm #3

Hi,
Are there any pictures of LN514 in service floating about?
Also, i'd like to find out which mark of wimpy it was?

Regards
simon
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Joined: February 24th, 2011, 8:11 am

April 4th, 2012, 10:34 pm #4

LN514 was a B.MkX

Cheers,
Bill.
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Joined: September 10th, 2006, 3:28 pm

April 5th, 2012, 12:01 am #5

Hi Bill,
being new at this i'd like to know more about the 4+ book and LN514, can you explain abit more about the book and the different maks of wimpy's?

Regards
Simon
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Joined: December 29th, 2002, 11:19 am

April 5th, 2012, 10:57 am #6

Hi All,
This ones for the geeks out there!

I've just been watching a documentary about how the manufacturer broke the record for the shortest time to make a bomber (Vickers Wellington (Reg LN514)) during WWII. I'm given to understand that this record still stands at approx 23hrs 50mins?

Given how quickly they bult this Wellington, i'm curious to find out its service history et al!

Can anyone help me find out?
What a meaningless "record"! (n/t)
"Ignorance is bliss, but I find learning more interesting." - Me, as far as I know
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Joined: March 29th, 2004, 7:47 pm

April 5th, 2012, 7:14 pm #7

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Joined: February 24th, 2011, 8:11 am

April 5th, 2012, 10:44 pm #8

What a meaningless "record"! (n/t)
It's a simple propaganda message, we can build them faster than the Germans can destroy them.

Cheers,
Bill.
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Joined: February 24th, 2011, 8:11 am

April 5th, 2012, 10:49 pm #9

Hi Bill,
being new at this i'd like to know more about the 4+ book and LN514, can you explain abit more about the book and the different maks of wimpy's?

Regards
Simon
Vickers-Armstrong Wellington - Medium Bomber Variants
Authors: Michael Ovcacik, Karel Susa
ISBN 80-902559-7-3

It's published in the Czech Republic, text is in English.

This is absolutely THE best modellers reference on the Wellington, and it includes the only reliable set of plans (1/72) I've seen for the Wellington.
As well as excellent photographic reference, the book includes a full breakdown of serial numbers into types and production batches.

Cheers,
Bill.
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